Testimony of Michael Hickey Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment “The Administration’s Priorities and Policy Initiatives under the Clean Water Act” September 18, 2019 “Good morning. Thank you, Chairwoman Napolitano, Ranking Member Westerman, and members of the subcommittee for the invitation to speak today and tell my story. […]
Climate change and the insidious influence of the industries that contribute to it are one of the most pressing issues of this presidential election. We developed a survey for the candidates that asks about the top environmental issues our organization and members fight to solve. So far we’ve received answers from only TWO candidates (thank […]
By Jackie Filson The finalization of the Trump administration’s new plan to privatize hog-slaughter inspection is a huge loss for food safety and a kowtow to the pork industry. Before this, hog slaughter plants had two major requirements for mass-hog slaughter: Federal workers must inspect each hog carcass for public health risks like lesions, infected […]
A LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Every person has a duty to protect those we love from a future of climate chaos driven by greedy corporations. It’s time for every single one of us to join the fight; it’s time to fight like we live here. Read about our bold new strategy to succeed.
Catastrophic climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, creating enormous risks to people and threatening our food and water. To stop it, we need to think big and not be limited in vision. Science shows that the best – and only – way to battle climate chaos is to make massive and […]
It almost seems like every day brings a new ‘climate plan’ from one of the Democratic presidential contenders, and telling them apart can start to feel tricky. While each of the candidates agrees that tackling climate catastrophe is vital, they differ on what that agenda should look like — who should fund it, what sectors […]
As people everywhere are waking up to the truth about fossil fuels, a fracking invasion looms and your help is needed to stop it.
The plastics industry sees fracking as a huge opportunity for their profit margins. But plastic has already entered our food and water supply and our bodies—one more reason we need to move off fossil fuels before the problem gets even worse. By Darcey Rakestraw Care about plastic pollution? Then it’s time to work to start moving […]
A team of Duke University researchers are delivering a truth that’s hard to swallow and that some of us predicted — fracking is resulting in the disappearance of usable water. Will the people listen and do something in time? For years, the American people have been assured by energy companies that fracking is harmless and […]
Presidential candidates have long visited Iowa to pay lip service to rural communities, donning cowboy boots on farm visits and eating deep-fried butter at the state fair. However, a true commitment to American farmers must include breaking up the food monopolies that lower the prices farmers get for their crops while raising the cost of […]
A Green New Deal has been on the lips and agenda of anybody with credibility on climate change these days. There’s one crucial piece of the plan we need your help to put in place: an explicit halt to new fossil fuel infrastructure, including fracking. At Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action, […]
How much does it cost to get access to craft and re-craft legislation that hurts consumers and rakes in profit as the country’s fifth largest utility? Here’s how much Dominion Energy has paid these five legislators.
The 2018 election was the start of a new green wave of climate champions about to enter Congress. Climate will be a bigger political issue in 2019 than ever before.
Food & Water Action is calling on DeSantis to renounce any donations from the energy industry.
Is Self-Proclaimed Environmental Advocate Ron DeSantis Still Financially Beholden to Big Energy?
Today was National Voter Registration Day. Join the people’s movement to ensure our elected officials represent a future we believe in.
Banning fracking has become an issue that people of all political identities are behind.
An energized electorate across New York swept progressive Democrats to victory in State Senate races, including all seven of the candidates we endorsed.
Kavanaugh is an unapologetic right-wing ideologue, and his confirmation would threaten what everyday Americans expect from a fair and just government.
You should vote “no” on all of the 6 proposed constitutional amendments in North Carolina.
Food & Water Action PAC has endorsed progressive candidates in Pennsylvania who will stand up to corporate interests and protect our essential resources.
All seven of Florida’s potential next governors — Democrats and Republicans alike — have gone on the record to support a ban on fracking.
Mary has a strong progressive voice that she also uses to campaign for better education, immigration, economic, and healthcare policy.
Congressman DeSantis is the last of the seven major gubernatorial candidates to now be on the public record as being against fracking in Florida.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will soon join a growing cadre of climate justice warriors in Congress working to protect our planet and all people living on it.
Suing the Trump EPA is a David and Goliath kind of battle, but we aren’t intimidated and we won’t stop until we get to the truth.
Food & Water Action is proud to be supporting Mary Washington for the Maryland legislature; here are 10 reasons why she’s the progressive champion we need.
It took some wrangling, but all Democratic candidates for Florida Governor are now on record supporting a ban on fracking.
We will be mobilizing to turn out votes for these candidates so that they can bring their strong environmental ideas to Congress in 2019.
In North Carolina, if the toxic factory farm next door makes you sick or affects your livelihood, you no longer have any recourse.
Jim and Tanzie know what’s necessary to put a check on Donald Trump’s environmentally devastating policies. Help send them to Congress from New Jersey.
To protect our communities from fracking, and move to 100% renewable energy, we need real champions in Harrisburg. These women are up to the task.
Maryland leaders should be pushing for aggressive and justice-based policies that move our state off fossil fuels and onto 100% clean renewable energy.
Residents from communities surrounding the Aliso Canyon Facility call on the California gubernatorial candidates to support shutting it down.
Tara Zrinkski won election to the Northampton County Council with a campaign centered around sustainability and stopping the PennEast pipeline.
Statement from Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter on the record-number of climate champions running for U.S. Congress in 2018.
Four candidates in Pennsylvania were elected as township supervisors. They may be able to stop a dangerous pipeline project.
Power and progress: here’s how we’re going to (literally) change the world together. From Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Action. We have a bold vision to transition our country to 100% renewable energy by 2035 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. And we’ve partnered with some other bold, visionary people […]
This is a giveaway to the handful of billionaires that are reshaping our society and sending our nation back into an era of feudalism.
Electing progressive governors in battleground states in 2018 can start us down the path towards a clean energy revolution.
In this world of digital communication, knocking on doors can seem old-fashioned, but talking to your neighbors gets results.
The 350-mile Mariner East 2 pipeline would carry dangerous, highly explosive gas liquids across Pennsylvania, but you can stop it.
We can beat Sunoco by winning local elections in two key communities along the route of the Mariner East 2.
When the government allows corporate polluters to threaten our food, water and the planet, sometimes the best response is litigation.
Over 100 elected officials have signed the OFF pledge, committing to opposing new fossil fuel projects and transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035.
Volunteers are organizing events, meeting with elected officials, and recruiting others to help get America off fossil fuels.
We need to transition to 100 percent renewable energy to ensure we have a healthy planet, and we need our elected officials to get on board – now.
It’s up to us to demand better from our leaders. That’s why we’re working to get America Off Fossil Fuels by building political power at the local level.